Thermal Management Systems Symposium

Justification Toolkit

Justify Your Attendance

You recognize the value of attending the Thermal Management Systems Symposium (TMSS), but how do you communicate that to management? Below you will find several helpful tips, materials, and documents for you to use to demonstrate that your attendance at TMSS is a valuable investment.

Write a letter to management

Do you need help getting approval to attend TMSS? If so, download our customizable Dear Boss letter to submit a memo to your supervisor about the value you and your organization would receive from your attendance at TMSS.

Be money conscious

In today’s challenging economic environment, it’s important to save money where you can. The lower your expected expenses are, the greater the chance your trip to TMSS will be approved by management.

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Book your room in the TMSS hotel block to take advantage of specially negotiated rates, and be sure to register by September 18, 2020 to secure early registration discounts.

Attend as many content and networking sessions as possible

Attendees will have access to sessions ranging in a variety of topics including:

  • Automotive Thermal Systems and Components
  • Thermal Management Strategies
  • Vehicle Underhood and Underbody Thermal Management
  • Thermal Modeling and Simulations
  • Powertrain Energy Management
  • Waste Heat Recovery
  • Regulatory Topics
  • And more!

Attendees can participate in networking opportunities with engineers, business professionals, executives, students and professors from Tier 1 suppliers, OEMs, chemical companies, and academia. Learn from leading experts from around the world and bring back ideas to your organization for immediate implementation.

Create a trip report after TMSS

Once your manager sees the number of new business contacts you made, what you have learned and how that knowledge can be applied across your company, they will be more inclined to send you to TMSS again, or even join you next year. Download a sample trip report here.

Share your knowledge with your coworkers

Bring your TMSS materials that you collect onsite back to the office to share with your coworkers. Also, offer to present your learnings at a future staff meeting.